ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS
edward maher phd
Dr. Maher provides individual psychotherapy for adults and older adults (65+) and has extensive experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, chronic pain, and anger. His clients often say that they appreciate his "down-to-earth" approach and feel motivated in their work together. Dr. Maher has worked and trained in a variety of hospitals and outpatient clinics and enjoys treating individuals from a variety of backgrounds. His style offers a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, utilizing various skills and techniques from cognitive-behavioral approaches.
“I approach each client as a whole person and seek a collaborative relationship in working toward mutually established goals. My graduate training emphasized evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral approaches to mental health issues and I have further enhanced those skills through additional training over the past several years.”
Donamarie Oligino, LCSW-CP
Dona has over 17 years of experience as a therapist working in both outpatient and hospital settings. "Taking the time to talk through one’s struggles can be empowering and the first step toward healing. Whether you need help with an ongoing issue or a new situation that has arisen, I will work with you to develop an individualized plan that meets your needs. I will value your time and concerns and give them the best I have to offer. I am passionate about my work and my desire to help people. I am confident that you will find me to be a great listener and a personable, compassionate, unbiased clinician. My approach to therapy is client centered and I utilize a cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approach to help you achieve your goals. I am also well versed in crisis and trauma intervention and EMDR. Throughout my career I have specialized in working with teens, adults and families who are coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic health issues, relationship issues, caregiving, or grief/loss." Donamaries is originally from Connecticut and is married with 3 children and two dogs named Trouble and Chaos. When not working to help people improve their lives, she enjoys reading, attending concerts, and spending time with my family and friends. Donamarie is currently credentialed with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Tricare and Aetna.
JOETTE CREAGER, LPC-S
Joette is a licensed professional counselor with over twenty years of experience. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, seniors and couples. She is certified in conflict resolution and mediation. Her clients describe her as warm, caring and approachable.
“I strive to help clients improve their communication and listening skills. With an extensive background working with families, I offer tools and skills to strengthen their relationships. My approach incorporates evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused therapy, mindfulness/acceptance, commitment and values based living and solution focused therapy. My specialty areas include trauma/abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, OCD and life transitions.”